New Name

Published December 9, 2020 by tindertender

“And I will write upon him the name of my God.”

“And I will write upon him my NEW NAME.”

—Revelation 3 : 12

Man struggling up to the sunlight,
Up from the mire and clay,
Fighting through wars and jungles,
And sometimes learning to pray
And sometimes a king with a scepter,
And sometimes a slave with a hod

Some people call it Karma,
And others call it God.
A beggar ragged and hungry,
A prince in purple and gold,
A palace gilded and garnished,
A cottage humble and old

One’s hopes are blighted in blooming,
One gathers the ripened pod

Some call it Fate or Destiny,
And others call it God.
Glimmering waters and breakers,
Far on the horizon’s rim,
White sails and sea gulls glinting
Away till the sight grows dim,
And shells spirit-painted with glory,
Where seaweeds beckon and nod

Some people call it Ocean,
And others call it God.
Cathedrals and domes uplifting,
Spires pointing up to the sun,
Images, altars and arches,
Where kneeling and penance are done

From organs grand anthems are swelling,
Where the true and faithful plod

Some call it Superstition,
While others call it God.
Visions of beauty and splendor,
Forms of
a long-lost race.
Sounds and faces and voices,
From the fourth dimension of space

And on through the universe boundless,
Our thoughts go lightning shod

Some call it Imagination,
And others call it God.
Acids and alkalis acting,
Proceeding and acting again,
Operating, transmuting, fomenting,
In throes and spasms of pain

Uniting, reacting, creating,
Like souls “passing under the rod”

Some people call it Chemistry,
And others call it God.
Vibration of Etheric Substance,
Causing light through regions of Space.
A girdle of Something, enfolding
And binding together the race

And words without wires transmitted,
“Ariel”-winged, spirit-sandaled and shod

Some call it Electricity,
And others call it God.
The touch of angel fingers
On strings of the human soul.
Anguish and ripples of laughter
Written across its scroll.
Chords from the holy of holies
From sunrise sky to the sod

Some people call it music,
And others call it God.
Earth redeemed and made glorious,
Lighted by Heaven within;
Men and angels face to face,
With never
a thought of sin

Lion and lamb together
In flowers that sweeten the sod

Some of us call it Brotherhood,
And others call it God.
And now the sixth sense is opened,
The seventh embraces the whole,
And, clothed with the Oneness of Love,
We reach the long-sought goal

And in all Life’s phases and changes,
And along all the paths to be trod,
We recognize only one power

One present, Omnipotent God.

Source:
http://iapsop.com/ssoc/1918__carey___wonders_of_the_human_body.pdf
Page 70, 71, 72

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